宋顺锋、Li Fang和Peng Li合作的论文“China’s Development Policies and Urban Dynamics: An Analysis based on the Zipf Law”发表于国际期刊Urban Studies第54卷12期，2818-2834，2017年。
摘要：Since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, China’s urban development policies have experienced dramatic changes, from anti-urbanization before 1978, to anti-large-city-development during 1978–1999 and coordinated urbanization in 2000–2012. Using city-level data from 1949 to 2012, this paper examines China’s development policies and city size distribution. Evidenced by the Zipf coefficient, we found that China’s city sizes became more evenly distributed before 2000, and this pattern was reversed after 2000. These findings suggest that China’s urban system is strongly affected by its shifting urban development strategies.